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There’s audio and video all over the place and there are downloads galore. Why would you go anywhere else?
According to the web site: Kirtan is a folk form that arose from the devotional Bhakti movement of 15th century India, spearheaded by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The primary musical feature of kirtan is the use of call and response, a figure that also deeply informs Western bluegrass, gospel music and jazz. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies and the mantras. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing and the rhythms build and accelerate.
I dare you to click here and go over there and download something and get clapping/